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UK Police ‘Increasingly Concerned’ for Missing 12-Year-Old Girl

Brittany Jordan

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Police are becoming “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a 12-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 36 hours.

Mannat Mann was last seen in east London on Thursday but does not know the area and has not tried to contact relatives elsewhere in the city.

Most of her ties are in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.

Undated family handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of missing 12-year-old Mannat Mann. (Family handout/PA)

Mannat was last seen near Wanstead Park in Redbridge at about 1.45 p.m. on Thursday.

There has been one possible sighting about a mile from where she went missing.

Metropolitan Police detective Sergeant Gurps Singh said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Mannat’s wellbeing.

“She does not know the area she went missing from and we don’t believe she has tried to contact family members living in other parts of London.

“We have been carrying out extensive enquiries all day in an effort to locate her but we now need the public’s help.

“Every set of eyes is a valuable resource. I’d urge anyone who lives in the Wanstead Park area to check their dash-cam and doorbell footage from yesterday afternoon through to this evening and to contact police if they have captured any sightings of Mannat.

“We are also keeping an open mind as to whether she has travelled outside the London area, possibly back to the West Midlands.

“Our priority is to bring her home safely and any information that can assist in that effort could be vital.”

Police described her as of Asian appearance with long dark hair. When last seen she was wearing a white t-shirt and grey leggings with a white stripe.

The force said she has relatives in Hounslow, west London.

– Police urged anyone who sees Mannat to call 999 and quote reference CAD8090/23JUL.

Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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